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Author Collard, Sneed B., author.
Title Australia's Cane toads : overrun! / by Sneed B. Collard III ; consultant, Rick Shine, AM FAA, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia.
Pub Info New York, New York : Bearport Publishing, [2016]
book jacket
 Falmouth-Children's Room  J 597.87 Col     AVAILABLE
Descript 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series They don't belong : tracking invasive species
They don't belong, tracking invasive species.
Audience 990L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 5.5 0.5 0.5 177272
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A close call -- Problem beetle -- A failed experiment -- Signs of trouble -- Toad overload -- Eating everything -- Toxic toads -- Conquering a continent -- What about wildlife? -- Living with toads -- Can they be stopped? -- Lessons learned -- Other harmful invasive amphibians.
Summary "Before 1935, there were no cane toads in Australia. Today, they are a huge presence in the country. In fact, scientists estimate that there are 83 toads for every person there! The big amphibians--which can weigh close to three pounds--show up on highways, in watering holes meant for cattle, and in people's yards in town. Because they ooze a powerful poison when attacked, they kill many wild animals as well as pets each year. In Australia's Cane Toads: Overrun, students will learn all about these troublesome creatures. The fascinating account describes why and how the toads were first brought to Australia, how they spread far and wide, and what scientists and everyday people are doing to try to control their population today. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the dramatic details. Written in narrative format, this series is sure to keep young readers engaged"--Provided by the publisher.
Subject Bufo marinus -- Juvenile literature.
Toads -- Juvenile literature.
Pest introduction -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Nonindigenous pests -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Juvenile literature.
Australia -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781627248280 (library binding)
1627248285 (library binding)
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